I went to Lambert this morning to watch the late morning/early afternoon activity. I haven't been at the airport at those particular times in over four months, and I wanted to see if any different aircraft were there. Was I suprised.
At first what I thought was a UA 772 at the A concourse was a 767-200 of that same airline. It stayed at the gate for about 1.5 hrs. I really thought that it was going to depart for the fact that trucks were surrounding it and then the tug pushed it out. I managed to get the reg, N605UA, as it taxied to a spot in front of the Missouri ANG, rather than departure. Boy I was pissed off. Then I drove around to the cargo area and was suprised to see N391FL, a Contract Air Cargo CV-5800. I had no idea that it was a streched 580, and didn't know what it was initially. At Midcoast aviation, were more rare finds. A private 737 that I found out by looking up here, N368CE, was parked. I liked the green cheatlines on the fuselage. Also, was Rhoades Aviation CV-340, N154JR. This time, I knew the a/c was either a CV-340 or CV-580, but couldn't decide. Thankfully, airliners.net had a pic of it that gave me the type of a/c and operator. As I was leaving, a UA 757-200 landed over my car, N510UA. I was suprised for about the 5th time today! Who knows about the operator of that 737? Also, does Contract Air Cargo fly in every Saturday? The main question I have is about N605UA, the 762. For what reason do you think it was here? STL was served often by the 727. Could the 757 I saw land be a replacement a/c for the retired 727s? Has UA stepped up there STL service?
Curious in STL